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River Safari

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6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
+1 250-673-2309
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Disappointed

Our most disappointing experience ever. They promise a river safari and you get a slow cruise on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patrick V
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A Beautiful Sight

I took my teenage son for a short getaway from our city to Blue River Safari for a boat tour. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sherry M
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The RIVER SAFARI is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring one hour ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, located in the picturesque Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. In the heart of the world's only inland temperate rainforest, our specially designed, eco-friendly boats will voyage through the mountains' glaciers & jade-coloured waters in search of bear, moose, eagle and osprey, only a few of the magnificent creatures we see during this breathtaking Canadian wilderness experience! You can also join us for an incredible Jeep Safari, we take passengers on our 4x4 off-road Jeeps for another "Amazing Hour" to the mountains' peaks! Experience first hand the intimate adventure of seeing, touching and tasting the foods and habitat of the bears in this unique rainforest. Combine your hour on the River with our Jeep adventure for a SUPER SAFARI! Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
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  • Average3%
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“black beans” (129 reviews)
“boat ride” (30 reviews)
“saw black bears” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
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+1 250-673-2309
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our most disappointing experience ever. They promise a river safari and you get a slow cruise on the lake and nothing to see. What a wast of money. ☹☹☹

Thank Patrick V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my teenage son for a short getaway from our city to Blue River Safari for a boat tour. The last time I was there the tour was in a jet boat, and it was great. We watched the osprey guard their nest, saw...More

Thank Sherry M
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riversafarimgmt, General Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sherry, so happy to hear about your amazing experience. We will pass on your lovely feedback about our staff to the team, and also to our Chef! Can't wait to see you back soon :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off in Blue River and did the river safari. The place is absolutely spectacular, stunning views up the river. The staff were Super friendly and helpful, and our guides Etienne and Dylan were very knowledgeable with regard to the wildlife! Had a fantastic...More

1  Thank Paddyfraine
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riversafarimgmt, General Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Paddy, we're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! We will pass on your kind words to Etienne & Dylan :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit Blue River in May 2018. From top to bottom the experience was fantastic. We did both the river and Jeep tour and loved them equally. We managed to have a once in a lifetime experience with a very curious...More

Thank Jeremy W
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riversafarimgmt, General Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your Eco and Jeep tours, Jeremy! We will pass on your feedback to Russ, Etienne & Camille :) Hope to see you back again one day!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would have been much better had we seen some wildlife. Unfortunately, that's just the nature of these things and there is an element of luck to spotting wildlife, as they obviously cannot control where the animals go and when. At the end of the...More

Thank jakemarshall1991
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took the 1 hour river cruise and frankly we had a very disappointing experience partly due to the high expectations we had after seeing the ads and the hype with the pictures created by your advertisements. Not only did we not...More

2  Thank vijayremalli
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riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, We are very sorry you felt disappointed and also that you were not happy with the resolution offered by our Front Desk team. It’s unfortunate that you could not spare another hour to go on a second tour with your return ticket, as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting with great anticipation for months and planning our itinerary specifically to come here for Bison stew, Jeep Safari and boat ride, we arrived today (25 May) only to be told; JEEP SAFARI- NOT OPERATING (supposedly road not open due to snow) There's no...More

Thank Jeanette D
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riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jeanette, Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your visit to us. While the mountain and roads viewed from river level (your pictures) were clear of snow, the pathways taken by our Jeeps on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Early in the season so we are told there are not a lot of bears around. We were delayed by 15-20 minutes getting onto the boats. We cruised down the middle of a massive river and were  told to look out for bears on the...More

1  Thank OzTrippa
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riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cathy, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are very sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your wildlife viewing experience. Our guides truly do take a huge amount of pride in each of their tours and do everything in their power...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped here at 15:30 on our way from Jasper to Kamloops and there were no visitors and they said us that tours were full. It was supposed that every 30’ there was a tour until 17:00 but they didn’t want to take us. Really...More

Thank Maria C
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riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry for the confusion Maria, but there is never a time that we would ever turn away clients! Sometimes when there are scheduled groups the wait is a little longer & we apologize for that inconvenience! Rebecca Manager

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

wonderful place. boys and girls working in this place are very nice. the river has beautyful landscapes and the possibility to see black bears on the river shores is definitely real. we didn't see any bear along our journey in Canada, even at Banff and...More

Thank alfred0belli
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Wanaka17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We didn't do the jeep tour but the other was great and well worth it we saw three bears with informative commentary commentary
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25 July 2016|
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Response from Anderson17 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in May and bears just out of hibernation. We did river safari and saw bears with engine of boat cut we got quite close to shore so good views of the Bears.
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John M
6 April 2016|
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Response from riversafaribc | Property representative |
Hi there! Sorry John, just seeing this question here! As soon as we get open in May we start seeing bears! They start to come out of hibernation then and we follow them up until they go back into hibernation in October. June... More
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